Y4 Language Angels…Como estas?
As linguists, Y4 are enjoying learning Spanish at present. We undertook a little intercultural understanding of our new language in terms of the countries where Spanish is predominantly spoken, the traditional dress worn in cultural celebrations as well as the lovely Mediterranean foods that are eaten.
We also found a few commonalities with some of the words and phrases we have learnt so far with those we have learnt in our prior learning of French. Watch our video clip to see how we are doing!
Como estas? How are you?
Estoy bien. I’m good.
Estoy mal. I’m not too good
Mas o menos. So, so!
This Autumn term, Year 6 have enjoyed getting to grips with some basic Spanish words and phrases. We have predominantly been learning through games.
Why not see if you can play any of these games at home to further practise your Spanish?
Stand in a circle. Each player takes it in turn to say up to 3 sequential numbers (in Spanish!). The player who has to say “once” (on-thay) is out.
Player 1: uno, dos, tres
Player 2: cuatro, cinco
Player 3: sies, siete, ocho
Player 4: nueve, diez
Player 5: ¡once!
Can you sing along to Basho and friends?
This works just like bingo in English. Create a bingo card with 6 numbers on from 1 to 20. One person is the bingo caller and calls out numbers in Spanish. The first person to have all 6 of their numbers called shouts “¡Lotto!” to claim their prize.
Matemáticas Rápidas (Quick Maths)
Fire some quick addition and subtraction questions at a friend. Can you ask in Spanish and they respond in Spanish?
____ más ____? (______ more/add_____)
____ menos ____? (_____ less/subtract____)
Son/es_____ (equals ____)
Remember: son = plural (an answer greater than 1). Es = singular (an answer of 1 or 0).
Person 1: Cinco más tres.
Person 2: Son ocho.
Person 1: Siete menos seis.
Person 2: Es uno.
Me llamo Fred (My name is Fred)
One player is chosen to be “El detective” (The detective). They must leave the room whilst someone is chosen to be “Fred”. Everyone else will use their own name. When El detective returns, they have a set number of guesses to find out who Fred is. They move around the room asking, “¿Cómo te llamas?” (What is your name?). When asked, players respond, “Me llamo…” (My name is…) followed by their name. If El detective finds Fred, they greet them by saying, “¡Mucho gusto!” (Nice to meet you!). El detective then leaves the room and the game continues. If El detective doesn’t find Fred, Fred becomes El detective.